Money flowing in for Morcombe film

The public is getting behind the production of a feature film focusing on the relentless investigation into the disappearance of Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe.

As of Sunday morning, crowd funding had raised more than $46,000 to help bankroll Where Is Daniel?.

The film, to be directed by Peter Cousens, is based on the book of the same name, written by Daniel’s parents Bruce and Denise Morcombe.


The couple spent years fighting for justice after their 13-year-old son disappeared while waiting for a bus on the Sunshine Coast in December 2003.

The film will follow a young detective who manages to uncover the truth of what happened to Daniel.

It wasn’t until 2011, following tireless campaigning by the Morcombes, that a police sting operation finally caught killer Brett Peter Cowan. He is now behind bars.

The Kickstarter crowd funding campaign for the film began on Wednesday and hopes to raise $300,000 by August 5.

The website explains how the Morcombes “want their story to be told”.

“Bruce and Denise Morcombe have entrusted our team to produce a feature film that will dramatise their story and the story of the police who responded to their demands for justice,” it explains.

“For seven years the Morcombes endured a roller coaster of hope and despair, and their fight for truth and justice helped trigger a complex and thrilling undercover police sting that eventually brought Daniel home.”

“The Morcombes are now the leading advocates for child safety in Australia through the work of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. This film will help to increase the impact of the Foundation and its message.”